Survey nets 'monster' cutthroat
Division of Wildlife Resources Aquatics Biologist Calvin Black holds a 27-inch, 6.5 pound cutthroat trout that was captured during a gill net survey at Miller Flat Reservoir May 30.
Gill netting is a survey technique that gives aquatics managers a picture of the fish population in a body of water. When done year-after-year, trends can be identified.
Miller Flat Reservoir is situated in the Manti-La Sal National Forest in central Utah. At full pool, the reservoir encompasses 160 acres with a maximum depth of 64 feet.
Until this week, the reservoir had been blocked by lingering snow drifts across the access road.
Angler should bring along some Jakes and Kastmaster lures. They should also take some night crawlers and PowerBait as a back-up.